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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay/Three Anchor Bay

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The dive site Three Anchor Bay is a shoreline rocky reef in the Green Point area on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa.


Understand[edit]

Position[edit]

S33°54.36’ E018°23.85’


This site is in a Marine Protected Area (2004). A permit is required.

Name[edit]

The name "Three Anchor Bay" has been associated with this little bay for over a century, and it is marked on maps under this name.

Depth[edit]

Shallow


Topography[edit]

Rocky shoreline reefs and sand bottom.


Geology: Sedimentary rocks, probably Tygerberg formation of the Pre-Cambrian Malmesbury series.


Conditions[edit]

This spot picks up a fair amount of swell and except for the little beach and the slipway any other entries or exits require you to go through the surf zone. As this is a very rocky area this is not a good idea.



Off road paved parking lot to the north of the bay.

Get in[edit]

Normally dived from shore entry: Park on the parking lot to the north east of the bay, close to the Putt-Putt course. Access down is via the slipway road or one of the few sets of stairs on either side of the bay. Entry is at the slipway or over the beach as the slipway can be very slippery at times.


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Marine life[edit]

Photography[edit]

Routes[edit]

Dive along the reef edges, either to the north or the south of the sand. There will be more to see and less risk from boat traffic.

Stay safe[edit]

Hazards[edit]

Boat traffic may be a problem during the day as there is a slipway at the entry area.

Skills[edit]

No special skills required.

Equipment[edit]

No special equipment recommended.

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